Category Archives: China

From Oslo to Paris, these major cities have plans to go car-free

In late 2016, Madrid’s Mayor Manuela Carmena reiterated her plan to kick personal cars out of the city center. On Spanish radio network Cadena Ser, she confirmed that Madrid’s main avenue, the Gran Vía, will only allow access to bikes, … Continue reading

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India’s Air Pollution Rivals China as World’s Deadliest 

India’s rapidly worsening air pollution is causing about 1.1 million people to die prematurely each year and is now surpassing China’s as the deadliest in the world, a new study of global air pollution shows. The number of premature deaths … Continue reading

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Beijing bans higher emission vehicles to control air pollution 

Light-duty gasoline-powered cars that fail to meet the National Emission Standard III will be banned from entering Beijing’s fifth ring on weekdays. Beijing has banned high-emission vehicles in a bid to control recurring air-pollution enveloping the city with a population … Continue reading

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Improvements in short-term forecasting of air pollution levels 

The research project carried out by a researcher at UPM has successfully predicted the daily maximum ozone threshold exceedances in the Hong Kong area. The results show that an accurate and prompt prediction of tropospheric ozone concentrations is of great … Continue reading

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Chinese air pollution linked to respiratory and cardiovascular deaths 

In the largest epidemiological study conducted in the developing world, researchers found that as exposures to fine particulate air pollution in 272 Chinese cities increase, so do deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The researchers reported their results in “Fine … Continue reading

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Which cities have the worst air pollution levels in the world?

Air pollution hit the headlines earlier this week after it was reported that levels in London were worse than those in Beijing for a brief period on Monday. However, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), London is just a … Continue reading

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More than half Chinese cities plagued by air pollution 

Beijing: More than 330 Chinese cities monitored by the government, especially capital Beijing and in northern China, reported air pollution despite claims by officials to cut down use of coal and regulating polluting factories. Nearly 58 per cent of Chinese … Continue reading

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Beijing’s latest air pollution episode is the longest this century 

The thick smog that has blanketed Northern China over the first week of the new year is the longest heavy pollution episode seen in Beijing this century, according to an analysis of government data by Greenpeace East Asia. This record … Continue reading

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